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Full text of "The Cambridge Natural History"

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SABLE AND BEATRIX ANTELOPES

horns  of some length, present in  both  sexes, and  of a  longis
tail.     They are all African in range.

The type genus JEfippotrag^ has its horns placed above tfa
orbits; they are not twisted, but curved backwards. There ar
three species in the genus. Of these the best known is &. nig&i
the beautiful Sable Antelope. Its general colour is a rich, darl
glossy brown with, white stripes on the face, and with a whit
belly. The other species are the Roan Antelope, H. eguinus, an«
the Biaaubok, H. leucophaeus, of which the last specimen wa
probably killed in 1799.1

The genus Oryx (chiefly African, but also Arabian and Syrian

FIG. 163. — Beatrix Aiitelope.    Oryx Beatrix.     x

(From Nature.)

also contains a number of species, which are fairly familiar through*
the fact that several of them are always on view in the Zoo-
logical Society's Gardens. The genus differs from Sippotragus
in that the horns, present in both sexes, are placed behind the
orbits, and slant backwards in a line with the face. They are
The I^eucoryx (0. leucoryx) is of a pale colour, but
111 "W- Ifc Sdater, The fauna of South Afriea*